We are a small, independently-run housing association operating exclusively on the Isle of Wight.
We have a mission to “endeavour to achieve an excellent standard of service in the provision, management and maintenance of quality, affordable rented accommodation for those members of the Isle of Wight community who are in need”
We currently own and manage over 400 general needs dwellings and look to deliver the highest quality services within our size and financial capacity.
Our ethos and values can be summarised as:
- We are the Isle of Wight’s housing association
- We aim to provide and maintain excellent homes that local households can afford
- We look to support financial and social independence amongst our current and future tenants
- We are community-based
- We are good partners to work with
We are strongly committed to support equality, diversity and inclusion and this underpins everything we do and they way we do it.
Our Board of Management is made up of local people who are entirely voluntary. They encompass a wide range of skills and knowledge, including the customer perspective from our serving tenant members.
Despite our relatively small size, we are an ambitious, developing association and are looking to add to our portfolio of homes by 20-25 new dwellings each year.
In addition to building our own homes, we also have a highly successful and thriving HAL scheme. This operates on the basis that we lease properties from private owners for a period of 3-5 years, often renewable, to offer affordable homes to local people.
In addition to delivering homes that are affordable, we also provide services and initiatives aimed at underpinning and promoting the wellbeing of our tenants and local communities.
We are registered as an exempt charity under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, we are also registered with the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH).
In addition, we are also members of the Independent Housing Ombudsman Service, the National Housing Federation and SHAPE (Smaller Housing Associations Pursuing Excellence)grouping.